My name is Adam and I am 13 years old and I have asthma but that does not stop me from doing all the things I love like playing soccer, basketball and running. Did you know that there are over 15,000 children in Nova Scotia living with asthma? I have never been made to feel like I was sick, or that my asthma would stop me from doing the things I wanted to do. Being able to live as normal a life as possible is a gift. My mom tells me that that is because of the work of the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and the great doctors we have.
The Lung Association spends a lot of time in the community talking to people about lung health. Programs like Asthma Aware, which is a first aid program for asthma, helps coaches and caregivers identify the signs and symptoms of an asthma flare, and a severe asthma attack. This is important because it means that I can play sports without my Mom and Dad worrying that I will get sick, not be able to breathe, and potentially die if I have an asthma attack and no one knows how to help me.
The Lung Association helps me, and I help them. Recently I raised $3,200 to help deliver Asthma Aware programs. I am doing my part to help Nova Scotians breathe easier; please help me help others breathe easier.